New Delhi: India recorded 6,148 deaths in last 24 hours, highest since the onset of the pandemic, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday.
The daily infections, on the other hand, continued to show declining trend as 94,052 fresh Covid infections were reported in a day -- less than one lakh for the third straight day.
The drastic rise in number of Covid-19 deaths is led by Bihar's revised data on Wednesday. The state health department put the total number of fatalities caused by the pandemic at 9,429. According to the department, as many as 3,951 deaths have been added to the number of deaths after verification. Previously, the state has evaluated state's death toll at 5,500.
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India's overall tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 2,91,83,121 with 11,67,952 active cases and 3,59,676 deaths so far.
A total of 1,51,367 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the total discharge to 2,76,55,493 till date, the Health Ministry said.
The Health Ministry said that a total of 24,27,26,693 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 33,79,261 who were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.
As many as 37,21,98,253 samples have been tested up to June 9 for Covid-19. Of these 20,04,690 samples were tested on Wednesday: Indian Council of Medical Research.
The five most affected states by total cases are Maharashtra (5,863,880), Karnataka (2,728,248), Kerala (2,673,166), Tamil Nadu (2,292,025), Andhra Pradesh (1,779,773).
Tamil Nadu is leading the state list with 17,231 more cases being reported in the last 24-hour. It is followed by Kerala with 15,204 new infections. Maharashtra reported 10,989 cases. Karnataka 10,959, and Andhra Pradesh 8,766 cases. Delhi reported 337 fresh cases and West Bengal 5,384.
Meanwhile, the overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.75 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.